Australian band Flyying Colours will release their second album Fantasy Country, in 2020 via AC30. Ahead of the release, the band have shared new single “Goodtimes.” “Goodtimes is “sort of about the opposite”. Songwriter Brodie J Brümmer tells us that “the chorus is something I would repeat to myself in my head before a tour or playing a show or going to a show. Sometimes anyone and everyone can find it difficult to leave the house. It’s a reminder to yourself that “you’re gonna have a good time” – don’t be scared to go out, don’t waste your life.”
Founders Brümmer and Gemma O’Connor quickly became mainstays of the thriving Melbourne shoegaze scene in 2013, and joined by bassist Melanie Barbaro and drummer Andy Lloyd Russell they released two EPs and debut album Mindfullness. The band have toured with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Johnny Marr, The Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, A Place To Bury Strangers, Pinkshinyultrablast and many more, as well as headlining their own international dates.
The recording of Fantasy Country was an exhaustive one and they admit to not knowing if it would ever see completion. Slaving over guitar sounds and taking time to experiment with new techniques and effects above a shopfront on Sydney Road, they worked to create just the right tone for their follow-up.
“I feel like you can hear the welcome struggle in the songs sometimes” we’re told, “but that could just be me”.
February 21st – Bearded Lady, Brisbane
February 22nd – The Lansdowne, Sydney
February 23rd – North Gong Hotel, Wollongong
February 27th – Grace Emily, Adelaide
February 28th – Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth
February 29th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne